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How AmeriCorps*NCCC can help your organization grow

  • Subject: [cg] How AmeriCorps*NCCC can help your organization grow
  • From: "Ward, William" WWARD@cns.gov
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 11:17:31 -0500

Title: How AmeriCorps*NCCC can help your organization grow

Recently, an AmeriCorps*NCCC team helped the Utah G.A.R.D.E.N.S. in Salt Lake City expand their Main Street garden program by establishing three new gardens, one in a low income complex, one in a drug rehab program and one youth garden.  Some of the community outcomes include elevating the attitudes of self-worth in the youth served, providing means for low-income households to acquire healthy fresh vegetables and enhancing the overall sense of self-reliance within the community.

Shane Siwik, the President of Utah G.A.R.D.E.N.S. Inc., talks of his experience with the AmeriCorps*NCCC teams: As a community gardening organization, we rely heavily on community volunteerism. We have had the opportunity to partner with AmeriCorps*NCCC. This was a huge help to our organization. The participants have been very helpful. They worked very hard and made a big difference. Without them, we would not have been able to progress near as far. During the rainy spring and the hot summer, they watered, weeded and helped build new beds. We are very grateful for their help and all the progress that they helped us achieve. They came in excited to work and make a difference. Their synergism was fantastic and to top it off they were a fun group to be around. I would recommend to any community gardening organization to apply for an AmeriCorps*NCCC team to come to your community and partner with this great program.

AmeriCorps*NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is part of AmeriCorps, a network of national and community service programs that engage 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security and other areas. AmeriCorps*NCCC is a team-based, full-time residential program for men and women between the ages of 18 and 24.  There are five AmeriCorps*NCCC campus locations: Charleston, S.C.; Denver, Colo.; Perry Point, Md.; Sacramento, Calif.; and Washington, D.C.

AmeriCorps*NCCC members are enthusiastic, diverse, youth leaders who want to help others and are committed to serving community needs with creativity, leadership and hard work. Members serve in diverse teams of 10-12 individuals, and travel to communities throughout their region, completing four to five different projects during their 10-month term of service. Members, who participate in a month of training before their service begins, tutor students, construct and rehabilitate low-income housing, clean up streams, help communities develop emergency plans and address many other local needs.

Below is the contact information and the regions served for each of the five AmeriCorps«NCCC campuses: 

AmeriCorps«NCCC Western Region Campus serves AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA, and the Pacific Territories. 

Contact: Director of Projects and Training, AmeriCorps«NCCC Western Region Campus, 3427 Laurel Street, McClellan, CA 95652

Tel:  (916) 640-0310 Fax: (916) 640-0318 Email: ncccwestern@cns.gov  or ncccwestern@mericorps.org

AmeriCorps«NCCC Central Region Campus serves CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NM, ND, OK, SD, TX, WI, and WY. 

Contact: Director of Projects and Training, AmeriCorps«NCCC Central Region Campus, 1059 Alton Way, Bldg. 758, Room 213, Denver, CO 80230

Tel:  (303) 844-7438 Fax:  (303) 844-7410 Email: nccccentral@cns.gov  or nccccentral@americorps.org

AmeriCorps«Northeast Region Campus serves CT, DE, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, RI, and VT. 

Contact: Director of Projects and Training, AmeriCorps«NCCC Northeast Region Campus, VA Medical Center, P.O. Box 27, Perry Point, MD 21902-0027

Tel:  (410) 642-2411, ext. 6850 Fax:  (420) 642-1888 Email: ncccnortheast@cns.gov       or ncccnortheast@americorps.org

AmeriCorps«NCCC Capital Region Campus serves DC, OH, PA, VA, and WV. 

Contact: Director of Projects and Training, AmeriCorps«NCCC Capital Region Campus, # 2 DC Village Lane, SW, Washington, DC 20032

Tel:  (202) 561-1791 Fax:  (202) 561-1090 Email: nccccapital@cns.gov or nccccapital@americorps.org

AmeriCorps«NCCC Southeast Region Campus serves AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 

Contact: Director of Projects and Training, AmeriCorps«NCCC Southeast Region Campus, 2231 S. Hobson Ave., Charleston, SC 29405-2430

Tel:  (843) 743-2600, ext. 3027 Fax:  (843) 743-2609 Email: ncccsoutheast@cns.gov       or ncccsoutheast@americorps.org

For questions or information at the national level, contact: National Projects Director, AmeriCorps«NCCC, 1201 New York Ave., NW, 9th Floor

Washington, DC 20525 Tel:  (202) 606-5000, ext. 144 Fax:  (202) 565-2792 Email: anccc@cns.gov





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